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dc.contributor.advisorSmith, James-
dc.contributor.advisorRobertson, Douglas-
dc.contributor.authorYoung, Helen Louise-
dc.description.abstractSeeking to fill a gap in the historiography, this study provides a closely-observed but contextualised social history of Scotland’s rural schools from the late nineteenth century through to the end of the twentieth century. Though particularly concerned with the period following the Education (Scotland) Act, 1872, consideration is given to earlier developments to ensure a depth of understanding and an appreciation of the subtleties of local experience. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, and combining qualitative and quantitative analysis, the thesis draws together three layers of research: a detailed regional case study of the Highland Perthshire parishes of Fortingall, Kenmore and Killin; a quasi-random sample of sixty-six rural districts from across Scotland; and a national overview. In doing so, it challenges oft-made generalisations about rural life and provides a more nuanced picture of change and continuity in educational policy and practice across Scotland. Focusing in on the relationship between the small rural schools and their communities, the social dimensions of educational provision are explored in depth with special attention being paid to who taught, attended and supported the schools, and how they operated as educational and social spaces. To frame and guide discussion, three core themes – gender, culture and citizenship – are explored throughout and elements of social theory are drawn on to aid analysis and interpretation.en_GB
dc.publisherUniversity of Stirlingen_GB
dc.subjecthistory of educationen_GB
dc.subjectinterdisciplinary researchen_GB
dc.subjectlocal historyen_GB
dc.subjectsocial historyen_GB
dc.subjectsocial theoryen_GB
dc.subject.lcshRural Schoolsen_GB
dc.subject.lcshEducation Scotland History 19th centuryen_GB
dc.subject.lcshFortingall (Scotland : Parish)en_GB
dc.subject.lcshKillin (Scotland : Parish)en_GB
dc.subject.lcshKenmore (Perthshire, Scotland)en_GB
dc.titleThe small rural school and community relations in Scotland, 1872-2000: an interdisciplinary historyen_GB
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen_GB
dc.type.qualificationnameDoctor of Philosophyen_GB
dc.rights.embargoreasonAt the request of the author the thesis has been embargoed for 24 on the grounds of a Publication Exception to the RCUK required 12 month maximum. RCUK have agreed that, at the discretion of the University, authors can request a short extension up to a further year beyond this 12 months. Only in very exceptional rare circumstances can a thesis be placed under an embargo longer than a total of 24 months.en_GB
dc.contributor.funderThis work was supported by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).en_GB
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